Arts & Culture - 21/22 - The Vintage Guide To London
What to see and do in London
Every 3rd Friday of the month, Tomas McGrath and Ethan Saunders are bringing a night of Sixties sound to Euston. Their Pork & Beans club night features guest DJs playing late Sixties soul and a bit of Northern/Crossover/Funk in the bar area with Tomas and Ethan playing their favourite club soul and mod jazz in the basement.
Monthly club night Roadblock aims to recreate the sound of an original Sixties mod club with a mix of soul, beat and a bit of Latin and ska.
Drink, Shop & Do is a design shop and café bar just around the corner from King’s Cross station selling products from emerging designers alongside vintage furniture and home wares.
Writer Barry Miles, once the head of the Beatles’ spoken word label Zapple and co-founder of the Indica Books and Gallery where John first met Yoko, has compiled a fascinating history of London’s underground and countercultural movements in the decades following the Second World War.
If you want to learn authentic Forties Lindy Hop – or Jitterbug as the dance is called in America – head to Swing Cats Corner. The dance club takes place every Tuesday and Thursday and boasts plenty of hot Swing, Jumpin’ Jive and Rhythm & Blues music and dancing until late.